13 May 2016
ESA has created a User Satisfaction Survey which aims to help us to improve the services to all users of ESA Earth Observation, Copernicus Sentinel and Third Party Missions.
More than 600 participants have already provided their feedback during the recent Living Planet Symposium in Prague.
The survey, addressed to both scientific and commercial data users, will remain open until 31 May 2016.
The dedicated special issue on SMOS: ‘ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity Mission - Achievements and Applications' in the Remote Sensing of Environment (RSE) journal volume 180 (2016) is now available on the Science Direct website.
19 May 2016
Sentinel-2A is demonstrating how it can be used to help forecast ocean waves around our coasts: sunlight reflected from the water surface reveals complex waves as they encounter the coastline and seafloor off the tip of Dorre Island, Western Australia.
Third Party Missions
13 May 2016
In 2015 ESA and CNES jointly conducted a dedicated acquisition campaign with the SPOT-5 satellite. Before its final de-orbiting, the spacecraft was manoeuvred to a lower orbit to simulate the 5 days revisit of Sentinel-2. The imagery over all selected acquisition sites is freely available to the worldwide user community on the SPOT-5 Take 5 site.
The SPOT-5 (Take 5) project recently released a new version of all SPOT-5 (Take 5) L2A data to account for several small issues encountered during the first reprocessing.
Proba-V Image of the Week
18 May 2016
Earth Observation Events
30 May - 03 June 2016
Under the auspices of the 2016 Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU, the fourth edition of European Space Solutions is coming to the Hague, the Netherlands, from 30 May to 03 June 2016.
Taking place at the World Forum Convention Centre, the major 5-day conference will bring together business and the public sector with users and developers of space-based solutions. Registration is free of charge but mandatory.
Registration is open
06 - 08 September 2016
The European Space Agency, in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, and PML are organising a workshop, called Colour and Light in the Ocean from Earth Observation: Relevance and Applications; Products from Space and Perspectives from Models hosted at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy from 6 to 8 September 2016.
06 - 09 September 2016
The 2nd International workshop on Air-Sea Gas Flux Climatology follows on from the first successful workshop that was held 2013. This is highly interdisciplinary workshop aimed at bringing the multiple communities studying air-sea exchange and gas fluxes together to discuss common, aims, goals and challenges. The workshop aims to bring together the in situ, remote sensing and modelling scientific communities and funding bodies.
For interest - the workshop report and programme from the first workshop is available here.
12 - 16 September 2016
The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising the second Earth Observation Open Science community consultation at ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) from 12 to 14 September 2016 to explore the new challenges and opportunities for EO research created by the rapid advances in digital technologies.
These include open tools and software, data-intensive science, virtual research environment, citizen science, advanced visualization, and e-education of the new generation of Data scientists.
12 - 16 September 2016
As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising a new advanced Cryosphere Training Course devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions (e.g. the Sentinels) for science and applications development.
21 - 22 September 2016
The 3rd Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application workshop will be held in New York City, USA, from 21 to 22 September 2016 (the exact location has yet to be decided).
The objective of this workshop series is to discuss and reconcile methodological advances in the validation and application of global satellite soil moisture data.
The workshop is unique in that it brings together satellite soil moisture users and developers to focus on both the derivation and exploration of soil moisture data from both passive and active microwave satellite missions (SMAP, SMOS, ASCAT, AMSR-2, Sentinel-1, and other legacy missions).
Please note that this workshop will follow a SMAP Cal/Val Workshop on 19 and 20 September 2016 that will be held in Manhattan and is open to all that are interested in SMAP.
15 - 17 November 2016
A three day workshop on the science and applications of remotely-sensed ocean surface winds, with a focus on high or extreme wind speeds. The workshop will be held at the Met Office headquarters in the cathedral city of Exeter, United Kingdom, from 15 to 17 November 2016.
Topics will include: